A birthday full of…

Hiiii ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Friday!! Weโ€™re actually on the road to Jacksonville right now for a fun little project ๐Ÿ˜€

We love road trips ๐Ÿ˜‰


It feels SO WEIRD because weโ€™re traveling without dogs!!! Viesa is at the kennel (which she loves) and Bella is at Mearaโ€™s house playing with her two Shelties. We feel like the parents who got a baby sitter and went out on a date โ€“ letโ€™s see what kind of shenanigans we get into ๐Ÿ˜‰

So my bday was pretty much amazing. Having the pilot home was probably the best gift ever โ€“weโ€™ve only each had one birthday with each other out of the 4 years weโ€™ve been together- and that, on top of all of the lovely bday wishes from all over made it a fabulous day ๐Ÿ˜€

It was a birthday full ofโ€ฆ



The pilot made these on the grill and marinated them in Earth Balance, garlic, lemon juice, Texas Pete and paprika



โ€˜Choke that the pilot made with dinner, and my veggie-filled lunch of roasted brussels, summer squash, onion and okra on a bed of spiralized zucchini with Annieโ€™s Goddess dressing


Roasted spiralized sweet tater with chili powder, sea salt and cayenne


Bday love

-Jeni stopped by and brought gifts and cards from her and Ashley (whoโ€™s out of town) ๐Ÿ˜€

-An awesome package from my Dadโ€™s side of the familia


Including the cutest measuring cups Iโ€™ve ever seen


and a super SASSY kitchen brush!!!

Check out her HAIR!


So freaking cute!!!

-An almond butter replenishment package from my good friend HEABY ๐Ÿ˜€


TWO jars of beloved Trader Joeโ€™s almond butter, dried bananner and almonds with a wonderful cardโ€”love you, HEAB!!

-A gorgeous personalized card from the amazing Gliding Calm


She cut out pics of all of the things I love ๐Ÿ˜€ So insanely awesome- thank you GC!

Bday card stash!



Not only the goofy toga yogaโ€ฆ.


I also did a 60 minute Yoga To the People podcast with the guest room heated to a glorious 90* ๐Ÿ˜€

And last, but certainly not leastโ€ฆ.

Pizookie! Pizookie! Pizooooookkkkiiiiieeeeeee!


I made a small batch of my vegan almond butter chocolate chip cookies, pressed them into individual tart pans for the pilot and I and baked them for 8 minutes, so they were still nice and gooey. Topped with Coconut Bliss vanilla ice cream, almond butter and more chocolate chips ๐Ÿ˜€


It ended my bday with a proper foodgasm followed by some snuggling on the couch watching Confessions of a Shopaholic. The plot was as thin as that green scarf, but Iโ€™d been wanting to see it and the pilot was a good sport ๐Ÿ˜‰

Weโ€™re just getting into Jax and Iโ€™m going to publish this from the glorious complimentary WiFi at Beefcake and Noble, then itโ€™s adventure time ๐Ÿ˜€

See you soon!



Something to do: Donโ€™t forget to enter the Spawesome Oikos giveaway!

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  1. Sarah Jayne on November 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    You were totally the queen of your day! What an awesome birthday. Enjoy civilization ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. TonjaToi on November 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Sounds like an awesome bday was had. You deserve it! Have a fun weekend w/ your man.

  3. Katie on November 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    You know that’s how parents end up with another kid ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sounds like an aweomse bday! Enjoy the weekend.

    I want those measuring cups where did she get them? They are too cute!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

      they’re from pier 1 ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Cate on November 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Jax? Heck yeah!

    See you for some steamy yoga at http://www.mbodyyoga.com… Saturday at 9:30am and Sunday at 9:00am!

    And don’t forget to stop by http://www.lululemon.com/jacksonville/stjohnscenter

    Happy Birthday!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

      if we were staying the night, i would TOTALLY be there
      i’ll definitely be stopping by lulu though ๐Ÿ˜€
      have a great day!

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    You got so many awesome gifts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you had a good day. Have an awesome time in Jacksonville!

  6. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on November 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    That birthday cookie looks AMAZING!! Glad you had a great b-day ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) on November 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    What a wonderful birthday Gina! I read in your post yesterday that you were going to go buy more almond butter, and I was thinking…”No, just wait for the mailman.”

    Your birthday dinner looked amazing. I’m so making something like that cookie for myself on my birthday…or maybe just for breakfast tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) on November 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    What a wonderful birthday!! I love those measuring cups, and pizookie of course!!!


  9. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on November 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    OMG I love pizookie! That would be gift enough for me! Those measuring cups are super cute too.. Glad you had a fab bday!

  10. Courtney on November 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Oh my gosh Gina, where on earth did your dad’s family find those measuring cups??! I may have to add those to my Christmas wish list ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a fun roadtrip!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      pier 1!!! they know me so well ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Jen (Running With Cake) on November 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Don’t ya love it when you have a really good birthday? What could be better than good food, great presents, and a boy to share it all with you!

  12. VeggieGirl on November 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Best. birthday. celebration. ever.

  13. Shelby on November 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    HOLY YUM! That pizooke looks INSANELY DELICIOUS! I seriously want to make one now!

    Ooo and love the b-day card stash, I love hanging them all up. My b-day was in July but they are all still on my bulliten board!

  14. Marshall on November 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I’m glad you had an awesome birthday fellow Scorpio! You guys are such a cute couple ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. simpledaisy on November 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday!! It looks like you had a fabulous time:)

  16. K on November 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Aw yay!! Looks like you enjoyed a fantastic birthday! You deserved it all!

    Have fun without the fur babies, you crazy kids ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Priyanka on November 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Gina! Happy (belated) birthday!! Looks like you had a great time!

  18. Jenn (eating bender) on November 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    What a happy happy birthday, Gina! Annnnnd you may be receiving another fashionably late card today or tomorrow. I sent it on Wednesday so hope it will be there when you get home ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love all the eats! It was definitely a delicious day and the blog love is just amazing. Bloggers are the best – period.

  19. The Healthy Hostess on November 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    So glad your birthday was fantastic! I am going to make your almond butter choc. chip cookies for my fam for Thanksgiving!

  20. rhodeygirl on November 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    awesome birthday my friend! Welcome to the mid-20s haha!

    I have that same brush, except my girl has long hair! I still haven’t used it because I don’t want to ruin the pretty packaging!

  21. Diane on November 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Glad you had a good birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ That pizookie looks amazingggg. Hope you have fun in Jacksonville!

  22. Jenna on November 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    great dinner by the pilot!
    great gifts and cards!
    that pizzokie looks to die for ๐Ÿ™‚ yummmmm!

  23. Kristie on November 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    What a dinner! What a birthday! Sounds like it was pretty darn perfect.

  24. Mama Pea on November 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    See what I mean? Even trying to look freaky, you are gorgeous. So glad you had a great day!

  25. Gina G on November 13, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    im so glad you had an great birthday gina! dont ever stop smiling (expect when you and the pilot do the serious face ofcourse ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Tieghan on November 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I have a question. How do you get you zucchini and other veggies to spiral like spaghetti?

  27. Nikka @ neekadeek on November 13, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    What a great birthday!!! You celebrated in all the right ways! Enjoy your adventure w/o the kids ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    So glad you had an awesome day!!! You deserve it!

  29. Kat on November 14, 2009 at 1:37 am

    yay for happy birthdays! are you still looking for a new home for Viesa? how old is she? email me at katmotl@yahoo.com … we might be interested ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. The Voracious Vegan on November 14, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I love your birthday eats, especially that adorable almond butter cookie. Happy Birthday, hope you are having a great time on your road trip adventure!

  31. Stephanie @ Foodie McFood on November 14, 2009 at 10:59 am

    What a yummy pizookie!Glad it was so good and I think you have inspired me to go buy shrimp. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Erin on November 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Gina!! That pizookie looks so good!
    PS – You have such great hair!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm

      thank you! <3

  33. Jessica on November 16, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Happy belated bday G!!

    Adorable measuring cups. Foodgasmic pazookiiii!!!! Ahhh that looks so good! And the goddess-topped veggies sounds amaze too!!

  34. Kiley on November 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    That is an amazing spread of food, and the kicker of the Pizookie & Coconut Bliss!
    My goodness ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have all of us here in the Coconut Bliss office drooling, thanks for the idea & I’m glad you have a fantastic Birthday!

    • Fitnessista on November 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

      pizookie is my favorite way to enjoy coconut bliss… besides eating it straight out of the container with a dollop of almond butter ๐Ÿ˜‰
      my favorite ice cream, hands down ๐Ÿ˜€
      thank you for the bday wish and for checking out my little blog <3

  35. glidingcalm on November 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    awww so happy you had a great bday!!!

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